1928 Falcon-Knight Model 12 Sedan
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Falcon-Knight was a brand of automobile produced between 1927 and
1928 by the Willys-Overland Company of Toledo, Ohio. A separate
company, the Falcon Motor Corporation was registered with
headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. The cars were built in a former
Garford Truck plant in Elyria, Ohio. The Falcon-Knight was intended
to fit in between the Willys Whippet and larger Willys Knight
ranges and was priced at $1250, $100 less than the Willys Knight
70A Roadster. It was powered by a six cylinder Knight sleeve valve
engine. Except for the engine, much of the car is actually the same
as the Model 93A Whippet with many parts being interchangeable.
For consignment, a barn find version of the 1928 Falcon-Knight
Model 12. Overall, in good condition with some rust spots, rust
through on the roof, and an overall patina finish for the paint.
The interior will need some attention, and the Knight sleeve valve
engine is currently not running.
Looking much like its sister production car the Whippet, this
Falcon-Knight Model 12 Tourer offers up a nice sized car with the
cowled hood, canvas topped, exterior fender and running board
construction. Keeping it simple, a fairly utilitarian grille
surround is flankled by a single large round headlight on either
side, chromed turn signal lights at the back of the cowl, and a
rear-view mirror hanging off the front windshield sunshade are the
only chromed attachments to this car. All metal is bathed in dark
green paint which is very well worn and showing a few areas of some
rust beginning to invade it. Rounded fenders and a running board in
the center are attached to either side. These fenders show some
dents and dings as well as a few areas of corrosion into the paint
which is black for these fenders. A solid running board attaches
the two and looks to have been the most recent restoration
completed on this car. 19-inch wooden spoked wheels are all around
and a spare with no interior wheel is hanging off the back. The
roof, which is covered in canvas, is beginning to come apart at the
seams and in the back small holes have formed.
A swing of the doors and we are greeted with brown mohair covering
the door panels. 2 simple patinaed levers are within this field.
Moving inside 2 well worn broadcloth buckets are in front and a
large bench in tuck and roll same broadcloth is stretching across
the back. More mohair for the interior side pillars and side
panels, as well as the headliner. Upfront a green metal dash with a
resorted center panel emblazoned with Falcon Knight badges and a
speckled painted panel for the instrument cluster. The instruments
are in good condition within this panel, and outside on the green
dash front are a few more knobs and a temp gauge. Floors are
covered with wood which is showing some rotting through on the
driver's side. A large black bakelite steering wheel is fronting
this dash, and above we note an electric windshield wiper which
clears a fold out front glass for some extra ventilation.
Under the hood is the infamous Knight sleeve valve engine in 198ci
straight 6 form. A 1-barrel carburetor is feeding it fuel and air
and on back is a 3-speed manual transmission. Note this engine does
not crank or run.
This Falcon Knight Model 12 utilized a ladder frame chassis
equipped with all-round leaf-sprung suspension and four-wheel
mechanical drum brakes. The underside is in good condition with
slight surface rust however no invasive rust is present. Running
boards are lined with 2 wood planks between the body hangers and
the upper floorboard (literally!).
A project car of the not often seen or heard of Falcon Knight from
the Willys company. After some TLC on the mechanical end you could
literally drive this car away and go and show, or take it further
and restore the entire car. Either way you will be the only person
in your neighborhood that will have an example of this 1928 and
1929 short run automobile.
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Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.